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Mexican director Carlos Carrera’s El crimen del Padre Amaro, starring Gael García Bernal as a priest struggling between desire and obedience, caused controversy on the part of Roman Catholic groups in Mexico who tried to stop the film from being screened. They failed in their efforts, and the Spanish-language film became the biggest box office draw ever in the country, beating previous record holder, Sexo, pudor y lágrimas; and the film went on to earn an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

Best Foreign Language Film, El crimen del Padre Amaro, 75th Academy Awards, Nominated

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